By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
THE new Citroen C1 looks a lot different than its previous model with its compact exterior dimensions. The model measures 3.46m long, 1.62m wide and 1.45m tall and a turning circle of 4.80m. Boot space is rated at 196 litres and when the rear seats are folded, boot capacity increases to 780 litres.
The French model is sold in three- and five-door body styles as well as an open-top with the “Airscape” nameplate and a roll-back fabric roof.
There are eight body colours including black, grey, brown white, blue and red says the automaker. It also comes with 14-inch or 15-inch wheel covers and 15-inch alloys.
Brightly coloured interiors underline the car’s dynamic character, such as on the dashboard, the multimedia panel, air vent trim and gear lever base, while the door panels include body-coloured inserts.
The Citroen C1 also has a seven-inch Touch Drive Interface, together with Mirror Screen technology which allows the motorist to copy smartphone content onto the interface for easy display and control. Optional features include keyless entry and drive, reversing camera and hill-start assist.
The sassy town car comes with a choice of two petrol engines. One of them is the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol VTi 82 unit makes 61 kW/118 Nm with a claimed fuel consumption of 4.3-litres/100km and 99g/km CO2 emissions.
According to the French automaker, weighing just 840kg, and shipping with new-generation petrol engines, the new Citroen C1 ranks among the best in class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The New Citroën C1 car puts safety first. It comes with six airbags (front, side and curtain) and an ESC system to keep you safely on course if it loses grip. Power steering, let you enjoy a relaxed, comfortable drive both in the city and on the open road.
Handy driving aids like the reversing camera means you can relax with your New Citroën C1. The reversing camera projects images onto the 7 inch Touch Drive interface whenever you reverse – so you can squeeze into tight spaces with no worries.
The New Citroën C1 gives you an enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed driving experience on all types of road. Benefit from smooth suspension, a sure-footed drive and a car that holds the road brilliantly. With its neat dimensions and nimble handling, the C1 is the ideal city car.
Comfortable design for everyday use
The New Citroën C1 is designed to make everyday life simpler. It’s easy to access the 196-litre boot, and the parcel shelf folds neatly away when you open the tailgate. Fold the back seats to increase boot capacity to 780 litres.There are plenty more features all designed for your comfort, like Manual or Automatic air conditioning, Height-adjustable driver’s seat, Rear 50/50 split/folding seats and Ten ingenious storage compartments.
Mirror Screen technology
Mirror Screen technology lets you control your smartphone from 7 inch Touch Drive interface of the New Citroën C1.
Check the compatibility of your smartphone, install the data exchange app and plug it into your car’s USB port.
You can easily access and control the full range of MirrorLink and AppinCar compatible apps from the 7 inch Touch Drive interface: navigation, phone, address book, music, web radio – and any other useful driving apps.